Greetings from Lamar and Dian Enfinger in Richmond, Indiana.
How blessed Lamar and I are to have the health to continue volunteering in Christian Organizations. This is our 2nd month here at New Creations in Indiana. This place is a boarding school for troubled teens. At the present there are about 26 young men and women here. Prayer is needed for them and for more teachers.
Our men, Lamar, Harold, Mike, Dave and Bobby are working on an empty staff house. When we ladies go to the work site for 10 O’clock break we can hear the buzzing of saws and the nailing sound surrounding the area. The men seem pleased to see us coming there knowing we are bringing treats for break time.
There is busy work for the men and ladies and we are thankful to be able to help in this small way. The weather is in the 70′s and 80′s. Warm and dry. Not like Pensacola at the present with all the floods. Our prayers especially go out to the families of Pensacola and for the family’s involved in the wild fires out West. Prayer is so powerful and we believe the need to pray without ceasing is so necessary, especially in times like these.
I had the privilege to go to the girls’ dorm and teach a song in sign language. Some of them know some signs and it made it a lot easier. The song is “Praise you in the Storm” by Casting Crowns. We all go through storms in life and these young ladies are just trying to find their way with some help. Also the Lord opened the door for me to give some encouragement. One teen spoke out – but I don’t like it here. I shared God has a reason for her to be here at this time. I then shared what the words in the song we were learning meant. It was a short bonding which we hope let them know we cared. Now we get a couple of hugs at meals, a wave or two and some smiles.
Our retirement is so full of rewards, adventures, passion and so much more. Our Heavenly Father is in control and we seek his guidance daily.
Thank you again for your support and most of all your prayers. Prayers are so much strength to us in our lives.
Closing with a song in our hearts:
“HE IS LORD, HE IS LORD, HE IS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE AND HE IS LORD. EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW, EVERY TONGUE CONFESS THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD.”